"That looks interesting - think it'll work?" I said.
"Oh, yeah," he said. "Of course, it expects parents to be a little stricter than is common nowadays."
"Well, sometimes that's necessary," I said, happy to be communing with another seasoned parent. "How old is your kid?"
[Whaddaya think? 6? 11? 24? Guess again.]
(Beaming proudly) "She's due in July."
Maybe that was my problem: I didn't start disciplining my kids early enough. Like, in utero...